This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Freedom of Information request 'CCTV coverage regarding the Salisbury and Amesbury Poisonings 2018'.



 
 
 
 
9 October 2018  
Information Governance Team 
 
Corporate Services & Digital 
Mr Peter Beswick 
County Hall 
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx.xxx 
Bythesea Road  
 
Trowbridge  
 
Wiltshire 
 
                                           BA14 8JN 
 
 
 
 
Our ref: ENQ09859-REQ001  
 
 
Dear Mr Beswick, 
 
Freedom of Information Request – ENQ09859-REQ001 
 
Thank you for your request for information dated 11 September 2018, in which you asked 
for the following information: 
 
1) Please let me know if the Council have retained CCTV footage of the days involved in 
the poisoning and those related to it. 
 
2) Please also let me know all locations of Council CCTV Cameras in the Salisbury Area 
and which were working (footage recorded) and those that were not. 
 
For Clarity: I understand that the police have seized evidence regarding these incidents 
and that may be used in Court Proceeding. I am not asking for details of what the police 
have taken, I just want to know if all recordings taken by the Council CCTV system are still 
in the possession of the Council. 
I am interested in the street CCTV footage and the traffic one’s 
 
Under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 ('the Act') The Council is obliged to:  
 
•  Let you know whether we hold the information you have requested 
•  Provide you with the requested information, if held, (subject to any exemptions 
under the Act which may apply). 
 
I can confirm that Wiltshire Council holds the information you have requested. The 
information you requested is as follows;  
 
1) Please let me know if the Council have retained CCTV footage of the days involved in 
the poisoning and those related to it. 
 
All  CCTV  footage  in  relation  to  the  March  incident  has  been  handed  to  the  Counter-
Terrorism Police to deal with the investigation in Salisbury. 
 
 

 
2) Please also let me know all locations of Council CCTV Cameras in the Salisbury Area 
and which were working (footage recorded) and those that were not. 
 
All  cameras  were  operational  (12  March  2018)  https://www.spirefm.co.uk/news/local-
news/2526330/was-salisburys-cctv-on-at-time-of-nerve-agent-attack/ 
 
In relation to the location of the cameras it is apparent that due to the nature of the 
information you are seeking we will not be able to fully consider whether or not the balance 
of the public interest lies in maintaining an exemption within the 20 working day provided 
for by the Act. 
 
In such cases as this section 10(3) of the Act enables an authority to extend the 20 working 
day limit by a ‘reasonable’ amount in any case where more time is required to consider 
where the public interest lies. 
 
The Act does not define what might constitute a ‘reasonable’ extension of time; it is the 
Information Commissioners view that an authority should normally take no more than an 
additional 20 working days to consider the public interest.  However, I do not expect the 
process to take that long and am aiming to respond to your request for information by 20 
October 2018. 
 
Information supplied under the Act may be subject to copyright protection under the 
Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988.  You may use the information provided in 
response to your request under the terms of the Open Government Licence. 
 
If you are dissatisfied with the above response you have a right to request a review of your 
request for information.  Details of the complaints and review procedure are appended to 
this letter. 
 
Yours sincerely 
 
 
Miss Sukhvir Kaur 
Information Governance Officer 
 
Direct line: 01225 770242  
Email: xxx@xxxxxxxxx.xxx.xx 
 

 
Freedom of Information Complaints & Review Procedure 
 
Any person who has requested information from Wiltshire Council, which has been dealt 
with under the Freedom of Information Act is entitled to complain and request an internal 
review of their request for information if they are dissatisfied with the response they have 
received. 
 
Requests for review of Freedom of Information requests must be made in writing (includes 
email) to: 
 
Freedom of Information Lead 
County Hall 
Bythesea Road 
Trowbridge 
Wiltshire 
BA14 8JN 
 
Email xxx@xxxxxxxxx.xxx.xx 
 
Please include the reference number, date of your request and details of why the review is 
being requested. Requests for review should be brought to the attention of the Freedom of 
Information Lead within 40 calendar days of the response to the original request. 
 
Any request for review will be acknowledged in writing confirming the reasons for the 
review. The Freedom of Information Lead will allocate the review to someone who is 
independent of the original decision. The person conducting the review will set a target 
date for a response with the intention to complete the review within 20 working days. In 
more complex cases the review may take up to 40 working days. 
 
The reviewer will conduct a full review of the handling of the request for information and of 
decisions taken, including decisions taken about where the public interest lies in respect of 
exempt information where applicable. The review enables a re-evaluation of the case, 
taking into account any matters raised by the requestor.  
 
On completion of the review the reviewer will reply to the requestor with the result of the 
review. If the requestor is still dissatisfied following the review they should contact the 
Information Commissioner to appeal the decision. The Information Commissioner can be 
contacted using the following details:  
 
Information Commissioner's Office  
Wycliffe House  
Water Lane  
Wilmslow  
Cheshire  
SK9 5AF  
 
Tel:   0303 123 1113 (local rate) 
01625 545 745 (national rate) 
Email: xxxxxxxx@xxx.xxx.xx